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Our strategy

ActionAid UK is proud to be a member of the ActionAid International Federation. Together, our shared vision is a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to a life of dignity.

ActionAid’s work all over the world has taught us that poverty is about more than a lack of income. It is about a lack of choice and a lack of power.

We also know that women and girls are likely to be poorer, more vulnerable to violence and more likely to be excluded from many opportunities just because they are female.

That is why ActionAid UK’s new strategy is called Together with Women and GirlsThe denial of women and girls’ rights is one of the biggest causes of poverty worldwide, and a grave injustice. We’re shifting our focus because no community can truly prosper when half its citizens are denied the rights enjoyed by the other half. Our work will also benefit men and boys living in poverty but we will put the rights of women and girls at the centre of all that we do.

We will achieve this vision by doing three things here in the UK:

  1. Mobilise Resources: Our priority is to mobilise resources to fight poverty and injustice and realise the rights of women and girls.
  2. Influence for Change: We will work alongside women and girls living in poverty to challenge violence and exploitation, fight for women’s equal rights to economic opportunities and to support women’s leadership in humanitarian crises.
  3. Support Humanitarian Action: We will build our capacity to respond when emergencies strike, working with and through local communities and focusing on women’s leadership, and on the specific threats faced by women and girls.

Download our UK strategy document below.

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